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Letter | Voters won’t forget Walden’s vote against pre-existing coverage protection

Published on October 11, 2018 3:45PM

Is Greg Walden’s nose growing? It should be! In the October 5 debate on KTVZ with Jamie McLeod-Skinner, he blatantly lied about his attempts to remove protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

McLeod-Skinner spelled out his record on this. Greg Walden was the principal architect of Trumpcare, the bill that would have removed protections to preexisting conditions that would have resulted in a loss of (or significantly more expensive) coverage for 1 in 4 Oregonians.

Trying to defend himself, Walden babbled that “the charges that have been leveled have been reviewed by the Washington Post, politicians have used them, they are Pinocchios, because pre-existing conditions continue to be protected under what we do.” Why yes, Greg, because your efforts to eliminate those protections have, fortunately, failed (so far).

Does Mr. Walden really think his constituents don’t remember that he has tried on many occasions to eliminate those protections? Does he think that just because he has failed in his attempts (so far), that we’ll give him a pass?

We support Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

Shirley and Martin Westfall



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